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Sampler (USA), 1789

This is a Sampler. It was embroidered by Abigail Adams. It is dated 1789 and we acquired it in 1941. Its medium is silk embroidery on linen foundation and its technique is embroidered in cross stitch on plain weave foundation. It is a part of the Textiles department.

This object was bequest of Mrs. Henry E. Coe. It is credited Bequest of Mrs. Henry E. Coe.

Its dimensions are

H x W: 31 x 42cm (12 3/16 x 16 9/16in.)

It is inscribed

Abigail Adams her work New York 1789

Cite this object as

Sampler (USA), 1789; Embroidered by Abigail Adams ; silk embroidery on linen foundation; H x W: 31 x 42cm (12 3/16 x 16 9/16in.); Bequest of Mrs. Henry E. Coe; 1941-69-243

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